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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 8, 2011 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

I have to say, that is sort of like saying you favorite Beatles album is "Please , Please, Me ". ( I like Closing Time, and PPM , bye the way ) But I always like an original take on things. II you haven't, I might recommend you listen to Rain Dogs, or Swordfish Trombones , or if they are too out there, "Small Change" . But hat off to an original point of view anyway !

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Nov 8, 2011 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Ha! Okay, my point was that I know there's way more from him that I'd probably love, but haven't delved into it. I appreciate the pointers towards more material I might like.

To expand on your Beatles analogy, is Closing Time considered by Tom Waits fans to be a more pedestrian or simplistic release when compared to the rest of the body of his work, similarly to Please Please Me as say compared to the White Album or Revolver?

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 8, 2011 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Exactly , but PPM , and & Closing Time are still pretty good .
One things that is interesting about Closing Time , is that he is a little more a direct, singer songwriter . He hasn't adopted his sleazy, "Harry the Hipster" , persona, nor his Captain Beefheart/Louis Armstrong/madman in the junkyard role ; he hasn't become "Tow Waits" yet .

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Nov 8, 2011 6:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tom Waits

Well maybe that's why I like it so much. We'll see, I'll check out the three albums mentioned here and I'll let you know.